The Oaks signed Oakland local pitcher Al Bowen (of Wa Sung) to go up against Nushida as a publicity stunt. (2 Asian-American pitchers!)
But in 1934, Bowen played briefly for the Pelicans during a state baseball tournament.
There were even Latino teams, including the Tijuana Grill and the Aztec Stars.
A decade later, he was the first black judge in Alameda County. Eventually, he was elected as Oakland’s first black mayor, a position he held for 14 years.
They were renamed the Oakland A’s.